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I have been looking at virtualising or running certain programs in their own containers in the event of a crash so that they don't bring my entire system down and I just can't find an alternative to Docker for Windows. I use 8.1 on the media server because I dislike Win Spy and the last time I used it on the server it didn't work out as well as 8.1. Sadly Docker seems to work with Win Spy or Server only and I am not experienced enough to use Server and as a small home server 8.1 serves me just fine.

 

So, do you guys know any alternatives to Docker or is Docker truly the best solution for virtualising programs?

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Unfortunately no. There is nothing with anywhere near the support of docker in terms of adoption, updates, and just the sheer number of available different containers.

If you refuse to run Win10/WinServ2016, I'd consider Hyper-V with a Linux VM.
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Unfortunately no. There is nothing with anywhere near the support of docker in terms of adoption, updates, and just the sheer number of available different containers.

If you refuse to run Win10/WinServ2016, I'd consider Hyper-V with a Linux VM.

Thanks a lot. I downloaded Docker Toolkit and I am having problems running Plex as there seem to be some problems. The Toolkit is outdated and no longer supported so I am not surprised there are lots of issues. I am going to test what I want to do in Puppy Linux (I couldn't find a lighter distro), if that fails I will have to look at Win Spy and Docker.

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Thanks a lot. I downloaded Docker Toolkit and I am having problems running Plex as there seem to be some problems. The Toolkit is outdated and no longer supported so I am not surprised there are lots of issues. I am going to test what I want to do in Puppy Linux (I couldn't find a lighter distro), if that fails I will have to look at Win Spy and Docker.

I've yet to try docker in Windows but I've been running it on Linux for years and recently tested it in the new FreeNAS 10 (Corral). Both work great and are super easy to maintain/update. A simple 'docker restart plex' command reboots and updates Plex to the latest version in a matter of 30 seconds (in FreeNAS there is a restart button). I'm running about 15 services in dockers on my home network.
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That is amazing. I don't use FreeNAS as I don't want to use ZFS so I will stick with either Linux or Windows.

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unRaid has docker.
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